US Open 2017 tips: Betting preview with who to back at the Erin Hills tournament

With a prize for the winner of greater than $2million (£1.57m) for the first actual time, the world’s golfers can be flocking to the Midwest on the lookout for one of the 4 foremost titles performed each 12 months.

Dustin Johnson, the arena No1 who pulled out of the Masters in dramatic fashion earlier this year, will begin as favorite to hold the title he received at Oakmont closing year, his first ever important title.

The American was in crimson-hot form earlier than his injury however given he is as quick as 7/1 in locations and falling, Johnson offers little price.

So who ought to prevent him becoming the first man to shield American Open identify on account that Curtis Strange in 1988 and win you a few money?

The 6ft2 Spaniard might be the most upwards trending younger golfer at the PGA Tour.

After finishing third on the Quicken Loans National on his expert debut ultimate yr, he then went on to complete second on the RBC Canadian Open and earned his PGA card for 2017.

He now has his first identity – the Farmers Insurance Open in January – and secured a pinnacle-30 end in his first ever Masters in advance this yr.

The 22-yr-old appears to have been absolutely unfazed through the massive level and turned into the leading beginner at this event final 12 months.

Phil Mickelson believes he “doesn’t have weaknesses – every part of his sport is an energy” however possibly the best of these is Rahm’s riding.

He averages 302.7 yards off the tee and reckons his recreation is properly desirable to the way the US Open publications are widespread setup.

“It’s a surely large deal to be specific off the tee, which I am,” Rahm told Golfworld.

“I’ve were given a terrific short recreation and right feel with the putter, too. It’s one I should win.”

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We do too. Get him at the same time as he is nonetheless out at 22s due to the fact they will load money on him the closer we get to the event.

US Open 2017 tip 2: Rickie Fowler (22/1)

Why will we hold making a bet on Rickie Fowler? Because he keeps getting there or thereabouts and his recreation is set up properly for the Wisconsin route.

He is the 5th-maximum accurate motive force on the PGA Tour this year with a fairways hit percent of nearly 70 and with the country of the tough at Erin Hills, retaining your ball out of it is going to be key.

Fowler did pass over the cut on the FedEx St Jude Classic closing week however that observed end 2d in The Memorial Tournament the week before. And he did come lower back in 32 on Friday on the St Jude to signify the swing continues to be incorrect form.

US Open 2017 tip three: Kevin Kisner (55/1)

It would be wrong of us no longer to tip a fairly big rate, despite the fact that I typically like something in triple figures for my outright punt.

However, Kisner looks definitely proper cost at 55s whilst you consider his recreation and the stats.

Format Memorial earlier than the USA Open is general an amazing indicator of fulfillment – 4 of the last six winners got here into the opposition with a top 10 end at Memorial in the bag.

Kisner finished 6th there, with a totally regular weekend of 70-69-70-seventy one. His preceding outing led to a win inside the Dean & Deluca Invitational.

Add to that the reality Kisner is proper up there on using accuracy and the arena No20 starts of evolved to appear like a fair higher value wager.

Go each manner and thank me later.